Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung)

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Princeton University Press, Jan 12, 2012 - Psychology - 152 pages
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Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli stimulated a final, mature statement of Jung's thinking on synchronicity, originally published in 1952 and reproduced here. Together with a wealth of historical and contemporary material, this essay describes an astrological experiment Jung conducted to test his theory. Synchronicity reveals the full extent of Jung's research into a wide range of psychic phenomena.

This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

 

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It's not a long book, but it's rather difficult to understand, at least in terms of the details. In terms of the language, it's the result of being, to put it straight, a sort of ponderous Germanic ... Read full review

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In sum, space and time are constants in any given system only when they are measured without regard to psychic conditions. The possibility of acausal events follows from the premise natural laws are ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
3
1 Exposition
5
2 An Astrological Experiment
43
3 Forerunners of the Idea of Synchronicity
69
4 Conclusion
89
On Synchronicity
104
BIBLIOGRAPHY
117
INDEX
125
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Sonu Shamdasani is editor of "The Red Book" and Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

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